1. Women's Legislative Roundtables and League Lobby Day Offer Opportunities to Make Your Voice Heard
Wednesdays, January 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. February 1 is League Lobby Day!
Join Leaguers from around the state as we gather in Richmond
February 1 for a day of lobbying on
various issues coming before this session of the General Assembly. The
day starts at
8:30 a.m. as we welcome legislators
making brief talks about their priorities and plans, followed by visits
to Delegate and Senate offices. Many other organizations will be in
Richmond making their voices hear. Afterwards we will have lunch at the
Tobacco Warehouse with members of other organizations.
However, Lobby Day is not the only day we hope to see you in Richmond. WLRTs are every Wednesday morning during the session: January 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. You may be able to have your hotel and mileage paid for if you come the night before, attend a gathering of Leaguers to polish your lobbying “elevator speech," and then at least visit the offices of your Delegate and Senator. Stay tuned for details in the next few weeks.
2. LWV CVA Members Meeting
- Sunday Seminar
- Sunday Seminar
Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:00 pm – New Members Introduction
3:00 – Guest Speaker: Meg Heubeck,
UVa Center for Politics
“Voting Challenges & Solutions”
City Space, Charlottesville Downtown Mall
100 5th Street NE - Market St. Parking Garage (Parking vouchers available)
Members and especially New Members to the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area are invited to our first “Sunday Seminar” with guest speaker, Meg Heubeck, who serves as Youth Leadership Initiative’s director of instruction at UVa’s Center for Politics. Her topic, “Voting Challenges & Solutions,” will cover the past election and will be a timely discussion. Open to the public and members are encouraged to bring friends and family!
Entrance Directions to CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE :
City Space is a city-owned meeting space on the Downtown Mall near City Hall and the Post Office towards the Pavilion end of the Mall. It is located adjacent to the Market Street Parking Garage. Take the elevator down from the parking garage to Floor 1, turn left and go up 2 short flights of stairs. At the top of the second flight, go straight along the railing to #100. Enter through the double glass exterior doors which are on a diagonal glass wall. Walk to the rear of the space to the meeting room. (ADA accessibility: Take elevator to floor “G” and use ramp to the Mall, take a right on 5th St., then the CitySpace ramp.) Parking validation for 2 hours is available.
.2017 Finance Drive to Launch on (rescheduled) Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 am
Every year Charlottesville Area League members get together on a Saturday morning in January to help launch the annual fund drive. Sparkling conversation and good cheer abound, aided by coffee cakes and libations. We write personal notes on the prepared letters to members and non-members known to us and help with the envelope stuffing and postal organizing. This once-a-year letter request for donations results in the largest addition to our League income outside of dues and is crucial to the work of our League. Please put SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 at 9:00 am on your calendar. The drive will be held at the home of our President, Deborah Brooks, 3080 Branham Place (directions below) Charlottesville. With enough members helping, the whole drive is accomplished in a few hours, so please find the time to help with this important event.
Set your navigator or SIRI on your iPhone to “3080 Branham Place,
Or, Set your navigator or SIRI on your iPhone to “3080 Branham Place, Charlottesville, VA”.Phone: 434-295-7696 Cell: 434-282-3626